James Mann

December 10, 2017 GMT

PEWAUKEE -- James Mann passed away peacefully Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at age 96.

He was reunited with his wife, Sally (nee Sheldon). He was the father of Claudia (Gary) Krill of Pewaukee, Charles (Barbara) Mann of Urbandale, Iowa, and Jefferson (Julia) Mann of Tomah. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

Jim was born and raised in Horicon. He was stationed in New York serving in the U.S. Army after high school. He married Sally Sheldon and then returned to West Allis, where he worked for Hanson Glove and Globe Union Battery Division during the early years. He was co-owner of Sally Mann Ceramics and Crafts. He retired in 1976 and moved to Lake Mills, where he worked for Hamlin Inc. After Sally passed in 1996, Jim moved to Watertown and then to Pewaukee. Wherever he went, he was the “Mann about town” and even had business cards printed up with his catch phrase.


Thank you to the staff of Cecelia Place for making him a part of their family for the past five years and to the Horizon hospice staff that helped him in his final days.

A gathering will be held at the Krause Funeral Home, 21600 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield (262-432-8300), on Monday at 1 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Interment will be at St. Bernard’s Cemetery in Watertown. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Jim’s name are appreciated to St. Anthony on the Lake, Pewaukee.

Krause Funeral Home

21600 W. Capitol Drive Brookfield